There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Petoskey by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Pellston  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Pellston (PLN) MDW - PLN

$267 - $839

Cheapest option

Bus via Kalamazoo, Mi  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, MI

$69 - $159

5 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City, bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Petoskey, MI

$189 - $654

Train, bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Petoskey, MI E Lansing

$82 - $165

Train, bus via Grand Rapids  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Amtrak Pere Marquette
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, MI 1484

$79 - $149

Bus  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI 1482
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, MI 1484

$70 - $111

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Petoskey 362.7 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Petoskey is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Petoskey is to fly which costs $260 - $850 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Petoskey is 278 miles. The road distance is 362.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Petoskey without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 15 min and costs $80 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Chicago to Petoskey, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Petoskey is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $260 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $160 and takes 11 h 3 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Petoskey is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:09 PM in Chicago and 5:09 PM in Petoskey.

Map of how to get from Chicago to Petoskey.
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  • Distance: 277.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Petoskey, MI, USA?

Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Chicago to Petoskey 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Petoskey via Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids, and Petoskey, MI in around 11 h 3 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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